Free To Play - Tribes: Ascend

So crafty ol' Daniel got his hands on a beta key for Tribes: Ascend, a multiplayer free-to-play fps that's still in closed beta. Fortunately for us, the NDA already expired so we can show you all the space skiing and Spinfusors you can handle! Avert your eyes if the Tribes series has a special place in your heart. On second thought, click the video then avert your eyes.

Enjoy!

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Posted by PerryVandell

So crafty ol' Daniel got his hands on a beta key for Tribes: Ascend, a multiplayer free-to-play fps that's still in closed beta. Fortunately for us, the NDA already expired so we can show you all the space skiing and Spinfusors you can handle! Avert your eyes if the Tribes series has a special place in your heart. On second thought, click the video then avert your eyes.

Enjoy!

Posted by mosdl

Have you guys looked at Firefall yet? Not sure what the NDA situation is, but its somewhat similar (and I can get you a key if you want one :)

Edited by Enigma777

Oh, I forgot I have a beta code as well. I should do something about that... 
 
Ah fuck it. Anyone want it? 
 
Edit: And it's gone.

Posted by EuanDewar

@Enigma777 said:

Oh, I forgot I have a beta code as well. I should do something about that... Ah fuck it. Anyone want it?

Actually no fuck it I watched the video and it looks terrible.

Ewww.

Posted by Moonshadow101

"My supple young body, do whatever you want to it."

Posted by PerryVandell

@mosdl: We'd love a beta key! Just shoot a pm to Daniel or me and we'll check it out.

Posted by lockwoodx

But but... the guys who made Tribes are working on Firefall. 
 
IMPOSTER!!!

Posted by guanophobic

Man, the enviroments look disappointing...

Posted by tekmojo

Looks kinda decent, I was never good at skiing either.

Edited by Hero_Swe

Quake 3 and Call of Duty both uses Hitscan fellas, they just put bullet projectile effects in there to make you think otherwise. Like you did :). Just a friendly advice

As a hella tribes player back in the day, and being worried that this is gonna disappoint me. I'm pleasantly surprised.

Posted by ThePaleKing

I didn't play much of Tribes 2, because I totally sucked at it, but I still had fun jet packing around. It looks like it's still fun to do that, and since I won't be getting any kills anyway whatever new aiming and skill stuff they've introduced doesn't make much difference to me. 

Posted by Nentisys

Fuck, this made me want to play Tribes for hundreds of hours again.

Posted by GTCknight

As I recall both Halo 2 and Halo: Reach both use Hitscan. I remember back before Reach came out, Bungie mentioned that they were going to use it.

Edited by vinsanityv22

This does not look like my cup of tea (shooting dudes from massive distance while "skating" at high speeds seems like a gaming ability that would only come in handy for this particular franchise), but I'm glad as shit games like this exist in today's crappy, military shooter-dominated marketplace. Personally, I'll stick with Section 8: Prejudice, where combat is a little more... let's say, "grounded" (even though they have jet packs in that game too). Hope it finds an audience and does well for Hi-Rez. Good look at this game!

Posted by Still_I_Cry

I remember playing Tribes Aerial Assault when I was younger :D

Posted by lockwoodx

@mosdl: Have you played the Tribes beta yet?